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At the time when only a few private law offices were performing legal exercise relating to trademark protection in Myanmar, two colleagues who came from different nature of legal practices founded Myanmar Trademark and Patent Law Firm in 1994. The firm was officially introduced to the International IP community on October 18, 1995 with the aspiration of rendering legal services especially in a very interesting arena of Intellectual Property with an expertise and aiming at having the opportunity to assist with the competent skill in protecting IP right of the global business owners who rightly choose to expend their market in this fascinating Country , which is the 2nd largest in booming South East Asia , with the population of Over 50 million , situated in the advantageous geographical position , gifted with rich natural resources and a promising land of greater economic potential.

Of the co-founders, Htain Lin Oo entered the legal arena as a Higher Grade Pleader in 1987 and graduated with Bachelor of Laws degree from the Yangon University of Arts and Science in 1991.(Barred at 1996 as Advocate.) He especially practiced in the fields of real estates, civil and commercial litigation. Since the late of 1988, harmoniously with the implementation of market oriented economic system in the country, Htain Lin Oo has been specializing legal matters on protection of trademarks, copyrights, real estates, conveyancing and commercial transaction at home and abroad. Htain Lin Oo, managing partner, is taking part in the activities of IBA, IPBA, APAA and ASEAN IPA as a member.

Thein Aung obtained the Bachelor of Science (Physics) from the same University in 1977, and in 1983, he passed the post-graduate course of the Registered Lawyer. (Enrolled at 1983 as Higher Grade Pleader and Barred at 1998 as Advocate). Thein Aung served under the Attorney-General Office as a Township Law Officer for about 8 years and took further study on the nature of Singapore’s laws and practices in Singapore in collaboration with Singapore lawyers from 1993 to 1994, and in 1995, professionally entered the fields of Intellectual Property protection and promotion in Myanmar and legal consultative services for commercial transaction at home and abroad. Thein Aung, in 2000,, passed with credit the post-graduate course of Diploma in Business Law from Yangon University; and also held Practice Diplomas in International Business Organizations and International Intellectual Property Law from the College of Law[U.K] under International Practice Diploma Programme jointly sponsored by the IBA and the College of Law. Meanwhile , Thein Aung is a member of AIPPI , INTA , APAA, IPBA and a councilor of ASEAN IPA whereas takes responsibility for the Firm as the Senior Associate.

The modernized initiative with excellent management of these two legal colleagues and concerted efforts of the competent associates gave rise this firm to be successful swiftly in a short period and now firmly stands tall in the legal fields at home, having business relations with over 900 law firms and companies abroad. It gives services to the satisfaction of local and foreign clients in the specific fields of Intellectual Property, Conveyancing, Corporate Law, Legal Consultancy, & Civil and Commercial Arbitration and Litigation. At present, our firm, which is located in the heart of the capital of Yangon, professionally operates legal matters with its office having 10 skilful paralegals and 7 well-experienced Advocates and legal consultants. These legal experts are the ones not only well-versed in their respective law and practice but also well-experienced in their days of public services.

With this efficient team Myanmar trademark and patent law firm is successfully handling IP related matters entrusted by the prominent local and international law firms, business institutions and individual trademark owners, with the dedication to serve the best interests of the clients. Some of the best known global trademarks represented by this firm are Adidas, Campari, GE, Honda, Nokia, Olympia, Panasonic, Reebok, Seiko, Shell, Tata, Volkswagen, etc.

Our remarkable performances 

  • The first Partnership officially set up in using the name of “Law Firm” in Myanmar.

  • The first INTA member from Myanmar (as a firm member).

  • The first APAA member from Myanmar (Htain Lin Oo as an individual member).

  • The first AIPPI member from Myanmar(Thein Aung as an individual member).

  • Author of the article “Legal Action Against Intellectual Property Infringement in Myanmar” for the book, “Legal Action Against Intellectual Property Infringement in Asia” in commemoration of 60th birthday of Patent Attorney, Myung-Shin Kim from R.O.K.

  • The author of IP related articles, regularly contributed to The World Economic Journal (the first Myanmar Economic Intellectual property), published in Myanmar.




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Rm.304, 3rd Floor,
Merchant Road,
Kyauktada Tsp.,
Yangon, Myanmar.
GPO. 666
Tel : (951) 254394 / 376318
Fax : (951) 249850  
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